Start & Cut-Off Times
You may begin before the published start time in Evergreen, but there will not be aid nor services before the 6am start. Please try to leave as closely to the start times for the Double and Single. It’s more fun riding with others!
Generally, the start-time is between 6:00 – 7:30am. If you choose to leave earlier, aid will not be available until 6:30am. Colorado Law requires every bicycle being operated before Sunrise and after Sunset to be provisioned with a working headlamp and taillight. Be smart, as they will be patrolling and may remove you from the ride. Be aware that an early start may help to avoid any late day rain that is notorious in Colorado. All riders must start by 8:00am. All riders must be OFF the course by 8:00pm.
Suggested Start Times:
Parking and Shuttles
In Evergreen all designated lots allow overnight parking. Parking attendants will direct you to parking or rider drop-off. Please keep in mind that there are many businesses in the area as well as private homeowners. Do not park in non-designated spots. Do not park at the King Soopers, there are several other parking lots available near by. Do not park along the roadways as you may possibly be towed. Please carpool to help reduce congestion. Rider drop-off is located across from the Bergen Park RTD lot at the Bergen Park Church on CR-65. From here it is a short ride on the bike path to the start. Please Note: There is no rider drop-off at Buchanan Park. All turns into Buchanan Park will be blocked so please do not go to this area.
Overnight Parking in Evergreen at the Evergreen Middle School and Bergen Valley Elementary School
Overnight Parking in Avon will be located at the Elk or Bear lots from Friday July 13 – Sunday July 15. Overnight parking elsewhere in Avon is prohibited. Please stop by the Reception Center at Beaver Creek (just to the right of the main gates on Village Road) to pick up a vehicle tag before parking in those lots.
Overnight Parking in Georgetown at 11th and Rose street in Georgetown
Parking in Avon/Rider Pickup: There is NO parking at the finish area. Personal Support vehicles may park at the Elk lot – to avoid traffic, take the Minturn Exit 171. Left from the off ramp onto Highway 6, proceed 3 miles straight through the roundabouts. After the third roundabout (Highway 6 and Avon Rd.), the Elk Parking lot will be on the left. We ask all friends and family to park at the Beaver Creek Elk lot and either ride the free shuttle or walk to Nottingham Park for the finish.
Avon town shuttles are available from the finish to the parking lots from 1PM-10PM. Riders can catch the shuttle at the Avon bus stop on Lake Street next to Nottingham Park.
There is no contracted overnight parking in Copper, but please contact Copper Mountan Resort to check on the best available option.